Computer Information Systems
Networking and Business Smarts Add up for Computer Science Students
July 27th, 2015Computer Information Systems (CIS) students Amber Snow and Donald Dean have multiple qualities in common. Both students came to Ferris State University as transfer students, they are currently seniors in the CIS program, and are interning at Ferris State University’s Enterprise and Application Services (EAS) department. Ferris’s CIS program integrates information technology, computer programming, system design, and a business foundation to provide students with a well-rounded degree. “I have interest in both Business and Information Systems. You get a taste of both aspects in this program,” says Dean. The EAS department works on a variety of informational systems and technology servers that support university students, faculty, and staff. Both students work within the department, but their job responsibilities are quite different. Dean works with “maintaining the applications that are in use” and “the ticketing system which IT uses to track work orders.”...
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Computer Information Students Prepare for Life After Ferris
April 15th, 2014 Beyond the classroom, students can further their professional development by joining the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). This registered student organization is an opportunity for students in Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Computer Information Technology (CIT), as well as other computer related degrees, to develop the professional side of their college career. The organization hosts speakers, company tours, trips to a national conference, resume assistance, and anything else that might begin to prepare students for their futures. President of the organization, Jay Reed, a senior in the Computer Information Systems program said, “Our goal is to connect students to a job or an internship.” As president, Reed is the general assistant for the other executive board...
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